Word Test 639

Improve Your Vocabulary

There is nothing more important in life than being able to master the power of communication. A good vocabulary is a like driving a car with rocket fuel instead of leaded gasoline. Words can power your career into high gear and increase your understanding of others.

From 2002-2014 we posted our Word of the Day and subsequently our Weekend Word Tests for 650 Consecutive Weeks or 12 ½ years, to help our viewers improve and expand their vocabulary. If you are serious about improving your vocabulary, our Word Test Library will challenge you to learn words you may never have known existed.

For the Week ending 05/23/14

Directions: Choose the word that matches with the definition and appropriately fits into the blank space in the sentence.

an awkward and unsophisticated rustic; hick; rube

I like Willie Nelson, NASCAR, and tractors; I'm a country _______ at heart.

pulled so tight as to have the blocks touching: said of a hoisting tackle; crowded; jammed

The _______ bookshelf spilled books stacked on top.

nonsense; balderdash; baloney

Sometimes political leaders talk a load of old _______ on ceremonial occasions.

confused; perplexed

Nothing looks more stupid than a candidate who is _______ by a question about their own work history.

humpbacked; marked by convexity or swelling; seen as more than half, but not in totality

When the moon is waxing _______, it is nearly a full moon.

We would like to thank Dr. Andrew Jamieson, MD, of Vancouver, Washington for his articulate contribution of words he supplied for the many years he served as our "eHappyLife Word Specialist."